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Patrick J. Toomey

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  • Toomey leads challengers in new Harper poll

    Toomey leads challengers in new Harper poll
    Republican Sen. Pat Toomey has a solid lead over his two Democratic challengers and another who has been urged to enter the race, according to a new poll. The survey from the Republican-leaning Harper Polling shows Toomey's closest opposition in next...
  • Joe Sestak critical of Toomey, welcomes Pawlowski bid

    Joe Sestak critical of Toomey, welcomes Pawlowski bid
    During his first stop in the Lehigh Valley since formally kicking off his Senate campaign, Democrat Joe Sestak took aim at one of his two opponents — but not the one he'll be facing first. As he talked about supporting small businesses with more...
  • Pat Toomey touts school background check efforts in online ad campaign

    Pat Toomey touts school background check efforts in online ad campaign
    — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is opening up his flush campaign accounts to launch the first ad of his re-election bid. The 15-second Web video, which will begin running throughout the Philadelphia media market Wednesday, features a child abuse victim...
  • Ed Pawlowski says Obama trade pact would hurt Pennsylvania jobs

    Ed Pawlowski says Obama trade pact would hurt Pennsylvania jobs
    — Allentown Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Ed Pawlowski says he has concerns about the potential effects of a trade agreement the Obama administration is crafting with Japan and 10 other Pacific countries. Pennsylvania workers would find...
  • Is I.P. Freely here? Hey, everybody! I.P. Freely!

    Is I.P. Freely here? Hey, everybody! I.P. Freely!
    One of my favorite parts of the TV program "The Simpsons" is the prank calls Bart makes to Moe's Tavern. Moe: "Yeah, just a sec; I'll check. Amanda Hugginkiss! Hey, I'm lookin' for Amanda Hugginkiss! Oh, why can't I find Amanda Hugginkiss?!" Or: "Hold...
  • Toomey speaks up on Iran bill - and a proposal that it would otherwise scrap

    Rep. Lou Barletta’s bill to ensure that volunteer firefighters are not counted as full-time employees under the Affordable Care Act is about to be re-purposed again. The U.S. Senate is in the midst of debating a proposal to give Congress the right...
  • Pennsylvanians, federal lawmakers have shifted views on gay marriage

    Pennsylvanians, federal lawmakers have shifted views on gay marriage
    — As the Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether same-sex couples have a right to marry, some supporters recounted how public opinion on the question has shifted — first slowly, and recently at a rapid pace — in favor of gay...
  • Pennsylvania municipalities targeted in clean water crackdown

    Pennsylvania municipalities targeted in clean water crackdown
    The visit from environmental inspectors had the nerve-rattling effect of an IRS audit. Three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staffers and a pair of engineers from Colorado spent two days in Manor Township, Lancaster County, poring over page after...
  • Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski courts union support for U.S. Senate bid

    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski courts union support for U.S. Senate bid
    Construction trade unions would seem to be a natural constituency for Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski in his U.S. Senate bid. After all, Allentown's Neighborhood Improvement Zone, created by state lawmakers but championed by the mayor, has created...
  • B. Braun executive urges repeal of medical device tax

    B. Braun executive urges repeal of medical device tax
    — An executive from B. Braun Medical Inc. in Bethlehem urged federal lawmakers to undo a tax on medical devices that has cost the company $33 million since it was enacted, requiring across-the-board cutbacks. In order to pay that tax bill —...
  • Pawlowski kicks off U.S. Senate campaign with rally at PPL Center

    Pawlowski kicks off U.S. Senate campaign with rally at PPL Center
    The last time Mayor Ed Pawlowski announced a major campaign in downtown Allentown, the backdrop was a rising skeleton of steel and concrete at Seventh and Hamilton streets. On Thursday, as Pawlowski kicked off a bid for the U.S. Senate, it was the...